Hello, I am a progressive libertarian.

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    Not really, but I want to highlight the fact that I cannot be pigeon-holed into any political worldview.

    I am quite aware that a progressive libertarian is a oxymoron in many ways, but I believe that it is possible and healthy to adopt many progressive policies while still having a limited government.

    My ideal worldview (which is subject to change) is a system of worker cooperatives with no government (i.e. anarchist socialism). However, this ideal system is ideal and not always congruent with reality. Even in this system, markets break down and require intervention.

    I have always been liberal in nature, even when I supported Ron Paul. I consider myself one of the few liberals who is grateful for Ron Paul. He challenged my worldview and made me see the world in a different light. I see many overlaps with his libertarian ideology and liberalism, but I disagree with him, but still highly value him and his ideas. He is a man of principle and consistency.

    However, I don't believe in ideologies. I don't think the world was meant to be placed in a specific ideology.

    Anyways I am rambling a bit, but I look forward to debating and discussing politics with many of you in order to solidify and challenge my worldview.
     
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    Welcome. You'll fit in fine. Few here are congruent with reality.
     
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    Considering this is virtual reality, what's your issue? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Don't feel bad about not being able to find a single word or phrase to describe your political POV.

    Despite the simplistic POVs of many of our partisans who think otherwise, encapsulating the enormously complex positions honest players take about the wide variety of issues of the day makes labels like liberal conservative, libertarian, socialist and so on, meaningless.

    Labeling other people (or yourself) really just makes no sense unless you are prepared to allow other people to decide in advance your positions on these subject.
     

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